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Beethoven: The 5 Piano Concertos

Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
3
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
23-09-2022
Barcode:
0810042704046
Packaging:
Digipak
Catalog Number:
ODRCD404
ODRCD404
ODRCD404 ODRCD404

Description

Odradek Records is delighted to present the complete Beethoven Piano Concertos performed by Artur Pizarro and the Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal under the baton of Julia Jones.

This is a recording not to be missed: Artur Pizarro's interpretations are renowned internationally for their insight and nuance, and this album represents for Pizarro and his fellow musicians a very personal labour of love, especially when overcoming the obstacles of the pandemic in order to record together. The majesty, power and innovation of the Beethoven Piano Concertos is contrasted with a selection of solo pieces by Beethoven; Romances and Rondos that round off the release with irresistible intimacy. On this recording Artur Pizarro plays Bechstein grand pianos kindly provided by Bechstein.

Artur Pizarro has recorded a series of highly-acclaimed albums with Odradek, including the complete Rachmaninov piano music, and Lebensreise, a disc of music by Robert Schumann, for which Pizarro's playing was praised as: "soft as velvet, but muscular and virtuoso if necessary technique and virtuosity are unconditionally at the service of the composer's intentions" (Klassiek Centraal). Pizarro also performed the Poulenc Piano Concerto with the Beethoven Philharmonie and Thomas Rösner on the album Couleurs, praised in Gramophone magazine: "Pizarro seems delighted to meet the score on its own terms, turning in a performance of considerable sensitivity and subtlety."

"Pizarro and Julia Jones make a fine and musical partnership, the Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra proving exemplary accompanists. [] this is a set to enthral and entertain. Pizarro's touch is beautifully judged throughout." - International Piano

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major
  3. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major
  4. Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major
  5. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major
  6. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major
  7. Piano Concerto No. 2 in B-flat Major
  8. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
  9. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
  10. Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor
  11. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
  12. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
  13. Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major
  14. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major
  15. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major
  16. Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat Major
  17. Romance No. 1 in G Major
  18. Romance No. 2 in F Major
  19. Andante favori in F Major
  20. Rondo in C Major
  21. Rondo in G Major
£19.99
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